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Claude Lévi-Strauss: first encounter with the Indians

Claude Lévi-Strauss: first encounter with the Indians

This dean of the Académie Française, where he was elected in 1973, and great ethnologist celebrated his 100th birthday on the 28th November of 2008. In a world that he never really cared for much...

Inventory of a forest in Auvergne, from ground to canopy

Inventory of a forest in Auvergne, from ground to canopy

Since June 2008, an international team of researchers has been examining the Comté Forest, from the ground to the treetops, with the help of strange flying equipment. This is the fourth assignment of the Ibisca network (inventory of biodiversity from the ground to the canopy), but the first one of...

  • Published: Thursday October 15, 2009
Seashells, Spies of the Ocean

Seashells, Spies of the Ocean

By examining the ridges on seashells, researchers aim to obtain information regarding temperature or pollution of their environment. Researchers who don’t think twice about diving into both warm and freezing waters looking for these precious molluscs....

Selam: the oldest child in the world

Selam: the oldest child in the world

Selam (“peace” in Ethiopian) is the name given by researchers to the 3.3 million year old child who was found on the banks of the River Awash in Ethiopia. She came from the same species as Lucy, one of our ancient ancestors....

Understanding Sustainable Development

Understanding Sustainable Development

Current development in the western world is draining the planet’s resources. This doesn’t seem fair, considering that many countries don’t even have access to these resources. Given this situation, the concept of sustainable, equitable and measured development was first introduced at the end...

  • Published: Monday January 02, 2006
  • Journalist: M. Beloeil
Spiderman... or is it Spidergoat ?

Spiderman... or is it Spidergoat ?

In movies and comic books, Spiderman spins webs to catch his enemies. But, goats spinning spider webs, with a little help from researchers, are not as common. Or are they... ?

  • Published: Wednesday July 27, 2005
  • Journalist: R. Leveque

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Claude Lévi-Strauss: first encounter with the Indians

Claude Lévi-Strauss: first encounter with the Indians

This dean of the Académie Française, where he was elected in 1973, and great ethnologist celebrated his 100th birthday on the 28th November of 2008. In a world that he never really cared for much...

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Mathematics and folding

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Valérie Larose teaches mathematics in the Louise Weiss Junior High School in Nozay (Essonne, France). She shows us how she uses folding to demonstrate different mathematical concepts to pupils aged 11 (6th grade class).

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Junior Conferences at the CEA

Junior Conferences at the CEA

Every trimester, the French National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN), part of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) based in Saclay, France, organises a free conference aimed at young people. Middle and high school students come, sometimes accompanied by their parents, to listen to the researchers describing their work. The topics, often specialized, are always accessible and outlined with concrete examples.

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